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(The monastery?) of the Ascension (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.479
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 69.1c; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1898.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with a medallion of Christ before her. At left and right: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines followed by a decoration consisting of a colon and a horizontal bar. Border of dots.

ην
ληψη
σ

Ἡ Ἀλάληψης

Translation

Ἡ Ἀλάληψης.

The Ascension.

Commentary

Although there is no specific mention here of a monastery, we may be reasonably sure that behind this seal is a sanctuary that memorializes in its name Christ's ascension into heaven.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.479
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 69.1c; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1898.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.479
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 69.1c; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1898.